Saturday, 18 August, 2018

I have what it takes to win again:, says Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods lifted the Gary Player Cup for the first time in 1999 Tiger Woods lifted the Gary Player Cup for the first time in 1999
Isaac Mcdaniel | 05 August, 2018, 17:16

After The Open and the RBC Canadian Open, the PGA Tour returns to the United States where Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio will host the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

"I said it's going to sting for a while and it certainly does", Woods said.

"I've always been a fan of this golf course since first playing here in 1997", Woods told reporters Wednesday.

The last of his 79 PGA Tour victories came at this tournament in 2013, but a year later he was limping off the course during the final round due to back issues that surfaced following a first surgery in March of that year.

"I think for me personally, the key's always been results, but also, you know, when you go out on the course and you're playing with some of the best players in the world, you confront yourself with them". Woods last played at a WGC in this very tournament in 2014 but pulled out before completing it.

Lahiri will play with Luke List at 10.20 am from the first tee, while Woods will start play with Jason Day at the same time but from the tenth tee.

"My training schedule, how to build myself, my recovery breaks even had to factor in how much I can practice, just to make sure I'm physically fit enough to get through this section".

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"Also, this is away from the stadium golf that we seem to play a lot now on Tour, and I'm just excited to be here and be able to play". "The first two times that I played at Firestone, I was not consistent with my ball control but now, I can move the ball around and can go for certain shots".

The 14-time Major champion feels he is in good shape and ready to win again after recovering from a long-term injury.

"I was kind of laughing because most of the media at the time were sceptical of my game plan and it played myself right into the lead. I certainly can win again", Woods said.

The event is moving to Memphis next year, and the only reason Tiger's in the field, his performance at Carnoustie getting him back in the top 50 in the world ranking. Lahiri is trying to get back to top-50, while Sharma is trying to gain a PGA Tour card. I feel like my body is good. "I am still outside the top eight and while I am going to be there either case, I'd like to be there as a player as well".

"No, I couldn't", said Molinari, who has risen to a career-high of sixth in the world, from 20th a year ago.

"Hopefully it firms up a little bit for the rest of the week but it was a day where you needed to take advantage of the conditions and I felt like I did that pretty well".

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